Hi....absolutely have the MRCP done! plus the other blood tests will lead the doc as to what's going on.
Yeah, I refused the ERCP too....and will do so unless I have a blockage.
You need the MRCP...it's not an invading test....but you will have to do the breathing, holding, etc that's requested. I purchased a copy of mine...very cool..and yes, it's visually PSC, but my blood tests lean toward PBC.
Other autoimmune test results of mine seem to lean toward the liver disease rather than something else to add to the list...as per my recent visit with the rheumatologist.
It's best to continue with the testing that won't create other possible problems....I was so relieved the MRCP became an option.
*Heather* Status: mild flare enemas tapered to every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!